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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Feb 20, 2024

Black and African American people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) face disparities in healthcare access and outcomes, potentially leading to decreased access to care, resources, and research opportunities. It is crucial to recognize their unique needs and experiences so that scientists can better understand how PD impacts diverse communities. The Parkinson’s Foundation aims to identify these healthcare disparities to better serve and support the community.

In this first episode of our Black History Month special, Kimberly Gamble, Program Coordinator at Atrium Health, and Lance Wilson, Licensed Social Worker and Center Coordinator at Jefferson Health’s Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, share real-life examples of outreach strategies that they have used when engaging with the Black and African American community to dispel common misconceptions about research studies, and emphasize the importance of representing and showing up for your community.